DC Casebook: Next Week

- Personal hardship justifies caravan bid.

A couple forced to vacate a caravan on a site in Yorkshire because of flooding have been granted personal permission to occupy a caravan sited in the countryside for one year.

- Wind scheme benefits fail to tilt balance

Four wind turbines have been rejected on green belt land in Cheshire on the grounds that the benefits of the scheme were insufficiently clear to outweigh visual harm.

- Store trading impact ruled acceptable

An out-of-town home improvement centre has been allowed in Lancashire after an inspector found that it would not draw trade from other DIY stores or harm nearby town centres.

- Business park need case found wanting

A business park proposed in the West Midlands green belt has been rejected after the secretary of state found that the need for the scheme has not yet been established.


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